Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to us!  Exactly one year ago today we registered Somerset Escargot as an LLP with Companies House. At this point the snail farm was mostly an idea, although we had started some of the work needed to get ready for our first breeding season starting Feb...

Creating a Different Lifestyle

Creating a Different Lifestyle

Like many people we dreamed of creating a different lifestyle.  One where we could work from home, connect with our local community and enjoy fresh air and sunshine (yeah and rain!). We had moved house to somewhere I never imagined we could live – a dream home with...

Cooking escargot with the Wild Bastards!

Cooking escargot with the Wild Bastards!

We broke our lockdown social starvation in style when we cooked escarcot with the Wild Bastards when they came to visit our farm. Two foodie enthusiasts, one a Game chef (Jaimie), the other a film maker (Tom) who, along with an Australian (Dan) have a mission to be...

Escargot a Somerset delicacy

Escargot a Somerset delicacy

Popular in France, we don’t immediately think of escargot as being a popular Somerset delicacy. Mendip Wallfish was a dish in high demand for years.

Snail Bombs (Great for escargot ‘virgins’!)

Snail Bombs (Great for escargot ‘virgins’!)

Shy about escargot? OK, so I have to admit, people can be a little shy when it comes to trying escargot, the best introduction is our slow cooked escargot recipe with garlic cream and panko breadcrumbs If you like king prawns, squid or mussels, then you should...

Preparation And Pre-cooking Instructions

Preparation And Pre-cooking Instructions

  For many people their experience of escargot is the tinned variety. This means they will have been prepared at a very high temperature and can tend to make them over chewy. Fresh escargot is nothing like this! Our escargot arrive hibernated and in their shells....

Why Snail Farming?

Why Snail Farming?

The question we are asked more than any other is ‘why snail farming?’ In the UK it’s an especially unusual profession, as we’re not big escargot consumers. For us, that’s one of the attractions. Healthy and Sustainable As our populations grow, many of us are...